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    Default Gimp party on Hardcore

    Members of Extreme Explorers (PD guild on Sarlona) are starting a 6 character static group party on Hardcore server.

    Rules:

    Random die roll for Race

    Random die roll for Class
    Random die roll for enhancement tree you have to put all points during a level into
    All characters to be triple class with random die rolls for each class
    Every level random die roll of what enhancement tree that level's action points must be placed into for the class rolled for that level
    Only class-based enhancements, no racial, no universal

    all quests run must be elite (not sure how far we will make it)

    Initial party composition (We got very very lucky)

    Two Fighters, Human and Tiefling, both Vanguards
    Two Artificers, (Dragonborn and Wood Elf) and Arcanotech and Renegade Mastermaker)
    One Rogue, Halfling Mechanic
    One Favoured Soul, Aasimar Beacon of Hope

    If you see us you will know us by our names, all will contain gimp in it

    First runs tonight...wish us luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by PranasP View Post
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    If you see us you will know us by our names, all will contain gimp in it

    First runs tonight...wish us luck
    Heya!

    I saw the EE moniker the other day, but will watch for your names on the announcements.
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    CD!!!!!!!!

    Hope all is well. Trust me a disheveled pile of rags forges on


    Quote Originally Posted by cdbd3rd View Post
    Heya!

    I saw the EE moniker the other day, but will watch for your names on the announcements.
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    I am amused & intrigued. Tell me more! Are you rolling all your classes first? Are you randomly rolling stats too?

    I'm tempted to try this, but am curious about some of these finer details. ;-)

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    Default Gimps cruise to level 2

    Sorry for the delay in updating. The Gimp party on HardCore ran Korthos Village elites (pretty much as expected with ease) and leveled. Also went out on the island in our dedicated hour of questing and finished Stop Sahuagin and Redemption. Next update in 2 weeks, needed to tablke one week for RL issues.

    Party members and the vagaries of die rolls means we look like this now

    Eff = FTR (Van)/Druid (SH)
    Corv = Arty (RM)/Clr (WP)
    Jeff = Rog (Mech)/Barb (OS)
    Qin = Arty (AT)/Ftr (V)
    Jey = Ftr (V)/Cleric (WP)
    Gwak = FvS (BoH)/Rog (Mech)

    Tho we continue to have relatively useful mixes for most, we already saw how traps will be a constant thorn in quest success
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    Quote Originally Posted by PranasP View Post
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    Tho we continue to have relatively useful mixes for most, we already saw how traps will be a constant thorn in quest success
    2 Mech Rogues in your mix is a good start towards countering those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alithra View Post
    I am amused & intrigued. Tell me more! Are you rolling all your classes first? Are you randomly rolling stats too?

    I'm tempted to try this, but am curious about some of these finer details. ;-)
    Rolled classes first. Then races. Then enhancement tree. Feats, stats and skills we left to ourselves to decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PranasP View Post
    Rolled classes first. Then races. Then enhancement tree. Feats, stats and skills we left to ourselves to decide.
    Did you pick those knowing all 3 classes in advance or are those being randomly rolled after creation?

    Thank you for letting me in the super secret tech!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alithra View Post
    Did you pick those knowing all 3 classes in advance or are those being randomly rolled after creation?

    Thank you for letting me in the super secret tech!
    LOL. I misunderstood your question. We roll the classes when we level not all at once. Each level then is a nail-biting exercise is "Be please this..." "For gawds sake don't roll a [blank]"

    For example I rolled a Fighter first picked my stats, only gave myself a 10 in Wis and then when I hit 2nd level of course a rolled a druid. Stuck buying Owl pots until level 4 or finsinding a Wis item if I want to cast any spells. Also now need to focus on medium armor and wooden shields if I want any combat casting...sigh

    But I choose for skills sake to put more points in Int than Wis or Cha with my FTR level. Warlock and Sorc would have given me troubles too. No idea if any of this is smart. I think we are likely to end up 6/6/6 by 18 tho among ourselves we figure more likely 3/3/3 - 4/4/4 when we die off
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    Thank you! Yeah, stats/feats/etc before knowing your two other classes does add to the 'gimp' style build (and increase stress when random rolling). I like it. I think I'm going to have to try one for the lolz.

    Thanks again for the inspiration and good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PranasP View Post
    Members of Extreme Explorers (PD guild on Sarlona) are starting a 6 character static group party on Hardcore server....
    +1

    Very creative and interesting.
    I did run a gimp life on Fawngate long ago, recorded in her completionist thread.

    Well done!

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    Hey

    Brilliant idea! Envy for having DDO friends to form a static group with.

    Anyway, how's it going? Any updates? I'm itching to get to know what classes you rolled next.

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    Default Fully GIMPed now!

    We ran for the second time last night (real life conflicts make static groups difficult) and with all but one of the starting six party members. All of Korthos, except Misery's, is done now and we all made it to third level and third class. The DDO gods and dice had be kind so far but they turned on us finally as we all dreaded. Party members are now as below

    Eff = FTR (Van)/ Druid (SH)/ Sorceror (Earth)
    Corv = Arty (RM)/ Cleric (WP)/ Warlock (Tainted Sch)
    Gond = Rog (Mech)/Barb (OS)/ Ranger (DeepWoods) - functional still
    Qin = Arty (AT)/ Ftr (V) / FvS (Beacon Hope)
    Jey = Ftr (V)/ Cleric (WP) - didnt make it last night...still has hope for functional
    Gwak = FvS (BoH)/ Rog (Mech) / Bard (Swashbuckler)

    On the plus sides:

    1) Everyone has at least one class with direct or item using healing skills
    2) We have a full range of crowd control options, and spell schools and also buffing is pretty good

    On the negative side:
    1) well spell pen and BIG DPS is problematic
    2) It sucks trying to plan for the unknown, everyone has initial character creation choices they could change

    Next week - Misery's Peak elite and then on to the Harbor for level 2 quests on elite. Goal is to get at least 3rd AP done in our hour. Going slower than usual b/c of the selling and resupplying needed to assure survival.

    Just on a personal note, my character Eff. I gambled on need Str and Con early thinking I cwould get more melee than casting classes And took Int for skills. Wis and Cha I put at 10. So any spells means wands of Owls and Eagle's.

    Vanguard meant shields, which have to be wooden which gives me sorc spell failure. Ftr any armor became Hide/leather became Rags b/c of sorc. Soooooo....while buffing, and then for initial contact I am naked crowd control (entangle, sonic blast) and then choose to wade in naked or run/hide/don armor, come back and intimi-aggro off of whoever needs it most. I am glad I maxed UMD at start and continue to do so. My Spring Herald I choose produce flame and beguile. For my next 4 APs in Earth savant - thinking acid spray SLA and Stability. Spells using Entangle and Ram's from druid, Sonic Blast and Caustic bolt from Sorc

    Hot bars gonna be busy
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    Quote Originally Posted by PranasP View Post
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    Hot bars gonna be busy
    Hehheh....

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    Default Day#3 with three class gimps tomorrow

    Hoping for some good stories to share
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    Default Week#4Day#3 of the Hardcore GIMPS

    So one of our original party members has not shown since first night. Another Extreme explorer guildmate from sarlona asked to join and did. Night began with creating his character then his lvl1 Sorceror(water) joined the leval 3 GIMPS for Info is Key, New Ringleader and Smugglers Warehouse

    All on elite per GIMP rules.
    All level 3s achieved 3rd APs in current class. Quests remain fairly easy to complete, no near deaths or adrenaline surges. Our newest member the Water Savant Sorc made 2nd level and was within 500xp of 3rd when we hit our time limit for the night. We witnessed his random rolls for 2nd and 3rd class

    so he is

    Sorc (water), Cleric (Warpriest) / Arti (battle engineer)

    Next run next week more level 2 Harbor quests
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    Hope the party is still alive & kicking. How are the level 2 quests going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PranasP View Post
    (We got very very lucky)


    Still hope you have fun though.

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    Default Why not believe us?

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoThe View Post


    Still hope you have fun though.
    While some of us got lucky all of us did not. We are taking this seriously. Though short of saving every die roll screen shot I can understand people choosing not to believe we are doing it on the up and up.. Update to follow
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    Default Glad you asked

    Quote Originally Posted by Alithra View Post
    Hope the party is still alive & kicking. How are the level 2 quests going?
    I have had to ravel a lot recently for work so didnt have time to post. And left my notes at home so a bigger update tonight with everyone's current character build

    As of last night all Harbor 2s done. Incomplete parties for the last two sorties but no deaths yet. All of us are Level 4s now with 1-4 APs achieved. Closet near miss was a <10hp result from a kobold shaman lightning bolt.

    I am now a Druid2/Ftr 1/Sorc1. Enhancements are Season's Herald and Nature's Protector, Vanguard and Earth Savant. My stats mean I have to buy and use wands of Eagle's Splendor and Owl's Wisdom at start of every dungeon with rewhipping later. Upon engagement my job is to entangle or sonic blast (not so good with earth savant), follow up with melee attacks (Fintan's Bite scimmy) intermixed with acid spray, caustic bolt and produce flame. I have two symbiotic enhancements with vanguard and nature'sP but cant wear armor yet really and can only use bucklers so potential tankiness is well awful


    Tonight I will post the other builds
    Next week is Waterworks elite...champs oh my
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